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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

Join the IACRL Virtual Journal Club for a laid-back lunchtime chat about academic librarianship. We’ll provide an article, a brief summary of the piece, and a discussion leader; you bring your sandwich, your tea, and your appetite for a conversation with your peers about the article and the profession. Check in with your colleagues from across the state and learn about the state of scholarship centered on topics relevant to your work in college or university libraries.

Register here. You’ll be e-mailed a link to join before the event.

Discussion Leader: Mitchell Haas, Online Learning Librarian, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Article: “Dreaming Revolutionary Futures: Critical Race’s Centrality to Ending White Supremacy” by Sofia Y. Leung and Jorge R. López-McKnight. Access here.

This article was published in Communications in Information Literacy, in a special issue edited by Maria T. Accardi, Emily Drabinski, and Alana Kumbier.

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(via Jill Harper, Heartland Community College)

The IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) Communications Committee is highlighting recent career changes and publications by Illinois academic librarians in the next IACRL Newsletter.

If you have:

  • changed positions since March of 2021
  • been published between March and September of 2021

and would like to be included in our Fall, 2021, Newsletter, please send your career or publication information to Jill Harper, at Jill.harper@heartland.edu, by Monday, September 13.

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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

Registration is still open for this Friday’s IACRL event, “Spark: Looking Back, Looking Forward”. It will take place online from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

The event will have three lightning talks from Illinois academic librarians on practices they developed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and participants will be able to discuss the presentation of their choice with the presenter in a breakout room. This will be followed by a hour-long unconference with topics suggested by the attendees. Submit unconference topics in advance here.

For additional information, and to register, go here. Please join us on June 11!

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Call for Volunteers: IACRL Committees (Terms Begin in July)

(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

Are you looking for more ways to get involved with professional development? Do you want to meet more of your peers in academic libraries across Illinois? Would you like to give back to the Illinois academic library community? Join an IACRL Committee!

IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) is seeking members for all committees for up to three-year terms beginning in July, 2021. Please fill out this form if you are interested.

IACRL’s standing committees are as follows.

Awards Committee
The committee shall be responsible for the award of Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year and for any other awards the association deems appropriate. The committee shall submit award decisions to the Executive Committee.

Conference and Continuing Education Committee
The committee shall provide workshops, conferences, symposium, classes and other educational experiences for members.

Communications Committee
The committee shall publish a newsletter at least twice a year (during the Fall and Spring). The general and managing editors shall be elected by the committee. The committee shall be responsible for the maintenance of the IACRL web site.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
The committee is charged with collaboration and promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in academic libraries. The committee shall work with the IACRL Executive Board to initiate, advise and mobilize support for appropriate DEI activities in academic librarianship.

Membership Committee
The committee shall actively recruit and promote membership engagement and retention in IACRL. The committee shall work with the Vice-President/President-Elect to identify volunteers to serve on committees.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, at emily.gilbert@rasmussen.edu.

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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

Registration is still open for IACRL’s next event, “Spark: Looking Back, Looking Forward”. The event will take place on Friday, June 11, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

The event will have three lightning talks from Illinois academic librarians on practices they developed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and participants will be able to discuss the presentation of their choice with the presenter in a breakout room. This will be followed by a hour-long unconference with topics suggested by the attendees.

Please join us on June 11! For more information, including the links for registering and submitting an unconference topic, go here.

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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

The IACRL Conference & Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce its next Spark event! Join us for “Spark: Looking Back, Looking Forward”. The event will be held on Friday, June 11, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM via Zoom. Librarians from all libraries in Illinois are welcome to attend! Registration is now open here.

The Committee is currently seeking proposals in the theme of preparing for a post-pandemic future. Topics to consider include the following.

  • practices/services adopted during the pandemic you wish to sustain afterwards
  • lessons learned from transitioning back to in-person after a closure
  • considerations for possibly moving back to in-person in the fall
  • hybrid methods for online instruction
  • flipped classrooms
  • other thoughts on handling post-pandemic life in your library

Proposals on other topics will also be considered as space allows.

Presenters will give 10-minute lightning talks on their topics. After a set of lightning talks, attendees will go into breakout rooms to network and discuss the lightning round topics, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter in their breakout room. Participants will also be able to discuss their own experiences and ideas with one another.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit a proposal here by Friday, May 21. The schedule will be finalized no later than May 28.

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IACRL Announces Results of 2021 Officer Elections

(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL Past President)

The results of the 2021 IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) elections, which took place from April 1 to 30, are available. Congratulations to the newly-elected Vice-President/President-Elect, Dan Matthews, Moraine Valley Community College, and the newly-elected Secretary, Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois at Chicago! Their terms will start on July 1, 2021.

The full announcement, including a breakdown of the vote, is available here. Thank you very much to all of the candidates who ran in this year’s elections, and to the IACRL Nominations Committee.

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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

The IACRL Conference & Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce its next Spark event! Join us for “Spark: Looking Back, Looking Forward”. The event will be held on Friday, June 11, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, via Zoom. Librarians from all libraries in Illinois are welcome to attend! Registration is now open here.

The Committee is currently seeking proposals in the theme of preparing for a post-pandemic future. Topics to consider include the following.

  • practices/services adopted during the pandemic you wish to sustain afterwards
  • lessons learned from transitioning back to in-person after a closure
  • considerations for possibly moving back to in-person in the fall
  • hybrid methods for online instruction
  • flipped classrooms
  • other thoughts on handling post-pandemic life in your library

Proposals on other topics will also be considered as space allows.

Presenters will give 10-minute lightning talks on their topics. After a set of lightning talks, attendees will go into breakout rooms to network and discuss the lightning round topics, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter in their breakout room. Participants will also be able to discuss their own experiences and ideas with one another.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit a proposal here by Friday, May 21. The schedule will be finalized no later than May 28.

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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

The IACRL Conference & Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce its next Spark event! Join us for “Spark: Looking Back, Looking Forward”. The event will be held on Friday, June 11, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM via Zoom. Librarians from all libraries in Illinois are welcome to attend! Registration is now open here.

The Committee is currently seeking proposals in the theme of preparing for a post-pandemic future. Topics to consider include the following.

  • practices/services adopted during the pandemic you wish to sustain afterwards
  • lessons learned from transitioning back to in-person after a closure
  • considerations for possibly moving back to in-person in the fall
  • hybrid methods for online instruction
  • flipped classrooms
  • other thoughts on handling post-pandemic life in your library

Proposals on other topics will also be considered as space allows.

Presenters will give 10-minute lightning talks on their topics. After a set of lightning talks, attendees will go into breakout rooms to network and discuss the lightning round topics, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter in their breakout room. Participants will also be able to discuss their own experiences and ideas with one another.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit a proposal here by Friday, May 21. The schedule will be finalized no later than May 28.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

This is a reminder that registration is still open for the IACRL (Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries) Spring COVID-19 Town Hall, themed “One Year Later”. The event will take place on Friday, March 12, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. More information is below.

IACRL will host its second Town Hall to discuss what our libraries are doing to adapt physical spaces and online library instruction and services. We will hear from panelists from several academic libraries on strategies they have employed, follow by Q&A sessions with the panelists and an open discussion with attendees on how their libraries have adapted during the past year. All Illinois library staff are invited to attend.

Please register for the event here. If you have any questions, contact Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, at emily.gilbert@rasmussen.edu.

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